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Definition of "cytoskeleton" []

  • The internal framework of a cell, composed largely of actin filaments and microtubules. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cytoskeleton" in a sentence
  • "The activated caspases will begin the process of orderly taking the cell apart and the cleavage of part of the actin cytoskeleton is shown."
  • "It appears that quantum-level signals are picked up by microstructures in our brain's cytoskeleton (the cytoskeleton is a protein-based structure that maintains the integrity of living cells, including neurons)."
  • "The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell."